About Mill Media


The story

Mill Media is a specialist media production company for classical musicians along with many other genres. We produce video media, audio recordings, photography and websites for musicians and organisations.

Originally named Mill Productions, Mill Media was founded by two musicians Ben Sharpe and David Williamson studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and has now developed into a team of creatives with a diverse set of skills. Company director James Cardell-Oliver joined Mill in 2017 bringing a wealth of experience in digital marketing, design and audio engineering, as well as a life-long love of classical music.

Mill Media regularly works with world-class musicians producing recordings and video for international record labels, individuals and ensembles.

The core team

James Cardell-Oliver

Creative Director & Designer 

James is an experienced photographer, digital designer and marketer supercharging the Mill Media Company. His photography and design style has shaped the look and feel of Mill Media, helping it become an established brand and service provider.

He is a multi-instrumentalist living on a blurred line between classical and country music. James has developed his trade-mark recording style, understanding that recorded music – particularly classical – is an entirely different experience to hearing music live.

James Chapman

Director of Photography/Film Director

Another James to add to the roster, James Chapman brings his experience to the bigger budget video projects. An expert in directing talent and teams, James is also our expert for lighting our film projects. Aside from directing our film shoots, James is also a film-maker outside of Mill Media and is our go-to for narrative and documentary based video work.

You can see some of James’s work from his own company, The Paisley Productions and we are very proud to have him on-board.

Who we have worked with

Resources for Classical Musicians

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